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Old 10-25-2015, 09:47 PM   #1
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Propane tank crack and leak.

I have noticed a propane smell coming from for 2013 Sunseeker since I bought it this past August. The dealer has replaced the valves under his warranty several times.

At my last visit for this problem they decided or discovered that there is a crack in my propane tank so they ordered a new one. I was told all the hardware will also be replaced.

It was always a very slight smell propane until the day I turned on my heater. When I exited the RV there was a heavy smell of propane in the area. Glad I quit smoking before that.

Has anyone else experienced this problem?

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Old 10-25-2015, 09:59 PM   #2
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I have noticed a propane smell coming from for 2013 Sunseeker since I bought it this past August. The dealer has replaced the valves under his warranty several times.

At my last visit for this problem they decided or discovered that there is a crack in my propane tank so they ordered a new one. I was told all the hardware will also be replaced.

It was always a very slight smell propane until the day I turned on my heater. When I exited the RV there was a heavy smell of propane in the area. Glad I quit smoking before that.

Has anyone else experienced this problem?

Be Well,

Bobby
Sure haven't but since that is a fixed tank its approved by ASME. You might report the fault to NHTSA as that could have had fatal consequences. "Safety failures like that should be investigated. You can google NHTSA by their name and file a report on line.
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Old 10-25-2015, 10:14 PM   #3
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Thanks. I will consider that. However, I suspect that this crack occurred sometime after the RV was put into service and may have been caused by a filling station or mechanic. I don't think FR is responsible. I also suspect that may be why my RV was traded in by the previous owner.
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Old 10-25-2015, 10:26 PM   #4
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Thanks. I will consider that. However, I suspect that this crack occurred sometime after the RV was put into service and may have been caused by a filling station or mechanic. I don't think FR is responsible. I also suspect that may be why my RV was traded in by the previous owner.
Was kinda thinking of the tank mfg. Its supposed to be able to withstand "rough service" including filling, temp changes and road service. That's pretty scary to fail like that. Manchester is the big US maker, not surprised if they are Oriental now days. Good luck with it!
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:03 AM   #5
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The tank should not fail when being filled. If the LP pump developed more pressure than the tank rating, the pressure relief valve should open. Also, if the tank was over filled and heat caused the pressure to go up, the relief valve should open.

You have a defective tank. You should report it. Include the tank serial number in your report.
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Old 10-26-2015, 01:12 PM   #6
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You should report it just in case there may be a recall on it or needs to be.
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Old 10-26-2015, 01:53 PM   #7
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I agree it should most definitely be reported to the nhtsa!
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Old 10-26-2015, 02:22 PM   #8
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I bought my sunseeker 3050 in janaury. Entire tank had to be replaced in July due to a hole in the bottom of it. There is no protection underneath it from road debris.
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Old 10-26-2015, 02:23 PM   #9
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I had the same problem with a 20 lb tank at home after filling. Not sure what caused the problem, didn't think to report it.
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Old 10-26-2015, 03:02 PM   #10
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Can't think how a mechanic could split tank also the relief valve would have been howling but replacing tank shouldn't be a big deal
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